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Are You Waiting Well?featured

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. ~Psalm 24:17 The countdown questions usually begin as soon as I clear the plates after our Thanksgiving meal. “Mom, how many days until Christmas?” I remember well this uncontainable excitement. I was the same as a child at Read more

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Expect Good Gifts in Hard Placesfeatured

Fear gripped my throat as gravel crunched under the car’s tires, and I can still see the winter sun casting long shadows with its soft light. I had kissed my children good-bye just minutes before, unsure if I would see them again in hours, days, or weeks. My husband took my hand in his to Read more

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An Invitation to the Tablefeatured

Do you have a favorite household chore? I find every reason to procrastinate when folding laundry or scrubbing toilets. I wash windows twice a year. I have assigned all dusting to the kids, but I love cleaning my dining table. We eat and homeschool at our table. The mess builds to epic proportions over the Read more

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Embracing Changing Seasonsfeatured

I had the privelege of guest posting on Anna’s Joy this week. Anna is not a fan of October and was hoping some friends could guest post on her blog to talk about how we embrace the tenth month.  One of my favorite pictures from my childhood features my sister and me right before Christmas Read more

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What Candy Land Taught Me About Faith

What Candy Land Taught Me About Faithfeatured

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes—not that you won or lost— But how you played the Game.” ~from “Alumnus Football” by Grantland Rice We entered a fun new era in our home when our youngest turned four this summer. As he learns his letters and numbers, our Read more

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Sacred Spacesfeatured

Our family attends a contemporary evangelical church that meets in a space that formerly housed a business.  The first few times we drove by, I didn’t realize it was a church. While I love our church, I find myself missing some aspects of the liturgical faith of my youth. My heart yearns for the importance Read more

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Playing Catch Up- Days 9-19featured

I set out on my #write31days journey this year with the best intentions.  Unfortunately, more than intentions are needed to see a project to completion.  You need the ingredients of Time, energy, determination, and a plan.  Some of these items I had in abundance, others just a scant teaspoon. I realized I had a few Read more

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Detailsfeatured

The God who spoke the stars into existence is in the tiny details of pattern, texture, and hue.  Today I saw him here.

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Makingfeatured

I love that God gave us the ability and the desire to join him in creative pursuit.  We spent yesterday afternoon building, knotting, knitting, painting, and drawing.  

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